DuckDuckGo  promotes itself on several points — when you go to their site: Switch to DuckDuckGo and take back your privacy! We don’t store your personal info. We don’t follow you around with ads. We don’t track you. Ever. This is generally good, and if all is well, your searches will not be given to advertisers. […]

Yes You Can [soapbox]

Talking about privacy and security, I recently heard Whit Diffie compare it to “talking about cancer” — it is a huge topic, and curing (all) cancer seems insurmountable.  What can any one person do about it?  It is so complex, so seemingly technical, and any normal person faced with the size of that mountain, cannot help […]

Cryptoparties are informal local gatherings where questions are asked, and people help newbies and experts alike figure out how to help ourselves with privacy.   The local Boston one is in Somerville — see generally once a month plus additional sessions.  See the schedule on that page. If you’re not near Boston, so a search on […]